Nigerian content creator, Arlybii, opines that Grammy-winning singer, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid, has defied the laws of gravity.
He said that Wizkid is the only Nigerian artiste who rose to the top and remained there even as other musicians have come and gone.
Arlybii used three key lyrics from one of Wizkid’s hit song, Come Closer which he said applies to the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s music career.
“Came into the game no one replace me,” the first lyrics he analysed.
The TikTok Influencer said since Big Wiz broke into the African music industry, nobody has been able to replace him at the top.
Arlybii claimed that Wizkid pioneered the Afrobeats style that Rema, Fireboy and other budding artistes are using to cash out and none of them have been able to surpass him or come up with something new.
He said anything the Starboy Entertainment founder does or participates in, turns into a success.
According to him, when some artistes are pursue their career success with passion and zeal, releasing hit songs comes effortlessly for Wizkid.
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Similarly, Nigerian On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has said music superstar, Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The media personality stated this in a video shared on his social media page while wading into the feud between Wiz and rappers in the industry.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wiz also said Nigerian rappers as non-rappers who lack development and went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.
In reaction to the clash, Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience.
He said the Ojuelegba crooner has achieved a lot and should be taken seriously whenever he gives constructive criticisms.
The OAP who aid he is backing Big Wiz further said only a handful of artistes in Nigeria can boast of the achievements attached to Wizkid’s name in the music industry.
Daddy Freeze said; When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you…
The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.